Ever notice how more and more artists are making their releases available in two formats, digital and vinyl, leaving out the CD package entirely? Anthology Recordings' Keith Abrahamsson has turned this trend into a business enterprise with the inception of Mexican Summer, a new label set to kick off in September that will feature releases in strictly vinyl and digital formats.
The latter, which appears to be experiencing a resurgence of late, is the main focus of the label. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase vinyl releases via a subscription-based service, in which two to three albums will be released each month, hand numbered and pressed on high-quality material. All releases will have very limited pressings. A download card will be included with each package.
"This is an idea that has been kicking around for a long time, but the stars seemed to align when we were presented with the opportunity to release a few really great artists," explains Abrahammson. And without further ado, said artists and their limited-edition releases include:
09/02 Dungen "Salt Att Se" (700 press)
09/02 Nachtmystium "Worldfall" (500 press)
09/02 Headdress Turquoise (500 press)
11/01 Marissa Nadler Ballads of Living and Dying (1000 press)
11/01 The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave (1000 press)
Other upcoming releases include Bobby BeauSoleil & The Orkustra, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Valet.
Photo of Valet by Rhys Balmer.